Dragon fruit, also called pitaya or strawberry pear. It is a topical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s a pink oval with green scales (hence the “dragon” name). Inside, it has white flesh with tiny black seeds. Dragon fruit is nutritious, it contains small amount of several nutrients. It’s also a decent source of iron, magnesium and fiber. Dragon fruits contains 60 calories, 1.2 grams protein, 0-gram fats, 13 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 3% of the RDI vitamin C, 4% of the RDI iron and 10% of RDI magnesium. Given the high amount of fiber and magnesium, as well as the extremely low-calorie content, dragon fruit can be considered a highly nutrient-dense fruit.
The betel plant is native to Southeast Asia. It is an evergreen, dioecious perennial, with glossy heart- shaped leaves and white catkin. Betel plants are cultivated for their leaves which is most commonly used as flavoring in chewing areca nut. The flavor of betel leaf is quite bitter and It also has that familiar ‘leafy’ taste that most other leaves have. It will not overpower the flavor of other ingredients you choose to mix it with. The leaves are full of vitamins like vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and carotene and are a great source of calcium. Since betel is an aromatic creeper, you can easily grow it as an ornamental plant in your homes and derive the maximum health benefits from the same.
Soursop is a fruit that’s popular for its delicious flavor and impressive health benefits. It’s very nutrient-dense and provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin c. Soursop moves through tastes, from tangy to sour to sweet, similar to pineapple. Soursop is high in vitamin C, an antioxidant known to boost immune health. The vitamin strengthens your immune system, improving its ability to defend against pathogens. It also promotes the destruction of free radicals, which can help to protect your skin and cells from environmental oxidative damage.